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#730629
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4K?
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Ok, I'm thinking of getting a 4K/UHD television. However, I have a number of questions. I've done some research online, and while there's plenty of information, there also seems to be some disinformation. Anyway, here we go.

Who here as seen normal content in 4K on a 4K television or screen (say less than 80")? By normal I mean something presented at 4K resolution that's not specifically designed as a tech demo. How does it look, and what are your thoughts?

What about availability of media. As of, say, today's date, what types of media can be used to deliver 4K? Is it all streaming? I have a somewhat crappy internet connection, so would this make viewing something in 4K impossible? Also, are blu-ray discs labeled as "Mastered in 4K" which state they made especially for 4K displays. Is this true or just a bogus marketing ploy?

Upscaling. When upscaled, do other sources look better? If so, by how much?

Finally, is 4K home viewing the future? Or is it a niche market where 1080p will be the standard for the forseeable future?

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#709660
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Congratulations Harmy! I hope you take some satisfaction in the fact you have provided enjoyment for many many people. I'm not trying to derail the thread or break any rules, but I'm trying to figure out what would be the easiest way to get this to play on my living room tv. Can an Xbox 360/Xbox one play the file off an external media drive?If not, can I somehow stream it to my tv? Or do I need to track down a blu-ray burner? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread. Any help would be hot.

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#566409
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computer help for a dumby
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I don't think it is a .rar file because I was able to use file 001 without the other two. What happens is that when I am about to download it, in the window where it asks what I want to open it with, the icon of the file already has an orange cone on it (VLC's icon). However, once downloaded, the file does not appear in my download folder. It also will not play if I drag it into the VLC player. However, I think I set VLC as my default viewer before downloading files 002 and 003.

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#566330
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computer help for a dumby
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To clarify, these are not pirated files or anything against the TOS here. I think the problem  is that I'm doing something wrong before I'm downloading. It asks what should Firefox do with this file?

 

File name is called extransa.avi.003

says it is a "003 file"

options are:

Open with - 003_auto_file(default)

or VLC player

 

 

or save file.

 

 

When I save the file it automatically has the VLC orange parking cone on the file icon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#566303
Topic
computer help for a dumby
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Need some help here boyos. I'm downloading some avi files from a "buddy" but I can't get them to play. I have VLC player but it won't play them. There's no error message, just the orange cone while it's playing. I think the program I'm using to DL the file is wrong maybe? Once it is downloaded the files don't show up in my Download folder. Any help would be hot...er, appreciated. Thanks.

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#536617
Topic
What was the "fatal flaw" of the Prequels if you think they sucked? (aka. Let's take a break from hating on the blu-rays)
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There's a laundry list of things which contributed to overall craptitude of the prequels. Among other larger ones:

Lucas' hand-holding

few practical effects/sets

characters that look like cartoons

slapstick moments

poor script and story arc

poor directing and editing

wooden acting

lame fight choreography (Eps II and III)

CGI overload

 

Anyway, as for the "fatal" flaw, I can easily condense everything into one point, and that is simply that G.L. wasn't interested in making the best movies possible. Personally, I wish it was the opposite, and that he would want to make something worthy of originals. Of course this would actually involve him relinquishing his stranglehold of the franchise while allowing for other ideas and other, more talented people to make some decisions. This did not happen.

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#368148
Topic
I need some computer help!
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So I was running Kaspersky on my desktop when my g/f decides to restart the computer. Now it won't load windows. I just get a black screen asking me if I want to start normally, start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, or return to previous state. No matter what I choose, it just cycles back to the same screen. If I choose nothing, it just continually restarts itself. I can't even get a C: prompt. Any help would be HOT.
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#316740
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spyware problem
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I've got a pretty bad problem and I need to get it fixed since finals are this week. I've realized for a while that I probably had spyware on my pc but really was to lazy to do anything about, especially since my computer was working fine. Now I have this icon (a little yellow triangle with an exclmation mark) on the bottom righthand corner of my screen and a window that pops up literally every five seconds telling me "windows has detected spyware". The icon and popup to nothing else. It's really getting annoying. Also, I just downloaded Ad-Aware 2007. I run it, but it doesn't find any critical objects. I also try to get rid of "privacy objects but ad-aware stops working. Any help would certainly be hot
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#311023
Topic
Video Games - a general discussion thread
Time
A funny thing happened to me while playing the Phantom Hourglass last night:
















potential spoilers














Okay, so I was at the Temple of the Ocean King where you have to draw the "sacred crest" on the red door. Did that and made it into the room, where they tell me to place the new sea chart onto the old one. So after literally 45 minutes of trying everything in the book to figure out how to do it, I slam the DS shut out of frustration. "DAMNIT!" About an hour later, I open it to give it another try, only to find that the trick to placing the new sea chart onto the old one was to close the DS! Pretty silly but it gave me a chuckle.













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#310608
Topic
How much longer will the format war last?
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Originally posted by: C3PX
Is the 360 HD-DVD add on really that bad? In your position I think I would just accept my losses and hang onto all the movies and keep the 360 player as a means to play them. Then maybe as time goes on I would slowly replace the HD-DVDs with Blu-rays as the films in question became available at less expenisve prices. Releasing these titles in Blu-ray later means more money for the studios, so I wouldn't expect anything that is available exclusively for HD-DVD to stay that way for too long. If it gets to be anything like the BETAs when VHS won out, then you might be able to score a really inexpensive HD-DVD player sometime in the next several months as they get phased out.

For my part, I wouldn't want to waste so much as another penny on the format.



That's really kind of the bottom line.
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#310599
Topic
How much longer will the format war last?
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I'm trying to decide what I should do. I have the Xbox 360 add-on and about 12 HD-DVDs (I also have a blu-ray player). I'm considering buying another stand aloneHD-DVD player for roughly $100, because:

1) I can't stand the Xbox one and it is too damn loud

2) I have $200 invested in HD-DVDs that probably either aren't or won't be worth much

3) Who knows when these particular movies will be out on blu-ray (Could be years).


So should I try to sell the Xbox 360 add-on and a couple movies and get the regular HD-DVD player? Should I just get rid of all of them and wait for them to be on Blu-ray? Any suggestions?


Also, another thing I've been seeing on the web (digitalbits maybe?) that Toshiba is reneging on the 5 free movie thing, which was to be part of my plan.
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#305712
Topic
LOST
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Originally posted by: Zion
Wow. Am I the only person here who understands what a union does and why they are necessary? Let me ask you this. Imagine your favorite fast food chain suddenly doubled all their prices. Would you get pissed at the restaurant, get pissed at the beef distributors nationwide who are causing the price hike, or perhaps you'd just say, "fuck those stupid cows, it's their fault because they taste so good."


Anyway, I can't wait for Lost to come back on January 31st. It wouldn't be so bad if they weren't showing the commercials every 5 minutes on ESPN.



That's oversimplifying a more complex situation. Unions were good back in the day (decades ago) because they kept big business in check and levied privatization. However, their usefulness has run its course, and now they are mostly a negative influence on the world of business. Believe me, I have seen and been part of many of them, and they actually, in the long run, end up hurting the people they are supposed to be helping, much less creating collateral damage (in this case, us not getting new shows). Do you really think it's the little Joe Schmoe writer that has instigated the strike? Just my opinion of course, and I have sympathy for the writers who are getting screwed because they are forced to be part of the union.

Back to Lost. I read something where the writers said that the strike shouldn't affect the flow of this season too badly, in that they cooincidentally created something of a cliffhanger for Episode 8 before the strike even began. They said it's kind of a mini finale in and of itself.

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#304814
Topic
pick your top ridley scott movies
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Man, now I'm going to go back and watch the KoH director's cut again. I didn't care for the theatrical release, but heard good t'ings about the director's cut. Watched half before I fell asleep. Can someone please tell me, in more detail, why the DC is so much better than the TC? I guess my biggest gripe is that Orlando gets 15 minutes of lessons about fighting from his pop, then automatically is the best swordsman in the world for the next 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Anyway, maybe not the 'best' films, but my favorites:

1) Blade Runner
2) Black Hawk Down
3) Gladiator
4) Alien
5) Black Rain (I love the scenery and photography)